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Bundy in running to be crowned Top Tourism Town

Bundaberg could be one of the best holiday destinations in Queensland, named among 23 outstanding towns in the running for 2022 Queensland Top Tourism Town Awards. The town is in the running to be named in the Top Tourism Town (population over 5,000) category. Queensland Tourism Industry Council CEO Brett Fraser says...

Nevaeh, 3, found on childcare bus, fighting for life as police speak

UPDATE: 3PM - 'SIMPLY SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED' - MP State Education Minister Grace Grace the tragic circumstances leading to three-year-old Nevaeh Austin being left alone on a bus outside a childcare centre “should not have happened”. Ms Grace released a statement this afternoon saying her thoughts are with Nevaeh’s family, friends...

Turtle season comes to a close at Mon Repos

Turtle season is wrapping up for another year in Bundaberg, with less than ten nests left to hatch at Mon Repos. Around 350 loggerheads nested along the Woongara Coast in the past few months, according to the local turtle centre, as well as nine flatbacks and five green turtles. Acting ranger-in-charge Nicole...

Motorhome goes up in flames south of Bundy

  A three-car garage has gone up in flames in a rural town south of Bundaberg. Six fire crews rushed to the Buxton property on Buxton Road at 7.40pm on Tuesday, where a small motor home was on fire. The garage was 'well involved' when crews arrived. A spokesperson for Queensland Fire and Emergency...

Do you recognise these items?

  A number of items, including a passport, have been handed in to Bundaberg Police, with officers hoping to reunite them with the rightful owners. A spokesperson for Queensland Police says a Provisional Queensland Driver Licence in the name of Kaydan is one of two person ID's found over the weekend. It was...

Two hospitalised after Kepnock crash

  A crash in Bundaberg has left two people in hospital. The two-vehicle incident happened in Kepnock on Elliot Heads Road and FE Walker Street at 10.45am on Tuesday. A spokesperson for Queensland Ambulance says the pair were in a stable condition. They were taken to Bundaberg Hospital for further treatment.

DV safe phone charity launches new map to help victims

Victims of domestic violence will now be able to easily find a service that can supply them with a lifeline to call for help if they need it thanks to a generous donation from the Hannah Clarke Foundation. Sunshine Coast-based charity DV Safe Phones - which collects secondhand phones - has...

Bruce H'way crash leaves one in hospital

A crash in a rural town west of Bundaberg has left one person in hospital. Emergency crews were called to the Bruce Highway and Zillman Road at Wallaville at 1.13pm on Monday. A spokesperson for Queensland Ambulance Service says the patient was in a stable condition. They were taken to Bundaberg Hospital for...

Social housing crisis continues to impact families

There are growing calls for the federal government to do more to protect local families as the state's housing crisis worsens. Queensland Council of Social Services data shows more than 750 Bundaberg families are on the social housing register, 178 of those are families in urgent need. CEO Aimee McVeigh says families...

Man airlifted to Bundy after cow crash

A man has fractured ribs after his motorcycle crashed into a cow in central Queensland. Paramedics, along with a rescue helicopter, rushed to the scene at Crowsdale Camboon Road in Prospect, in the Banana Shire, at 11.48pm Sunday. A spokesperson for RACQ Lifeflight Rescue says the in his forties had been travelling...

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